208 147th Street NE

The curb appeal of this house will grab you with a glance, and as you walk up to the front doors, the amazing gardens and well-maintained lawn will confirm that this 2,508 square foot, 4-bedroom 3-bath home has been well loved.  The double 8’ front doors feature full-length leaded glass.  As you enter the home, you notice the barrel ceiling and columns in the foyer along with a decorative niche.  The foyer opens to the living room that has a double-tray ceiling and triple sliding glass doors that overlook the expansive Lanai with heated in-ground pool, spa, and large backyard.  Adjoining the foyer and living room is the formal dining room that shares double-sided upper cabinets with the kitchen along with a granite counter for easy serving.
The kitchen has an abundance of solid wood upper and lower maple cabinets, granite counters and a stainless steel under mount sink that comes with a new Delta Touch faucet.  There is a floor-level VacPan in the kitchen for the whole-house vacuum that makes clean-ups (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuzxcWHPRF4) An oversized pantry that is accessible from two sides provides oodles of storage for a growing family.  A nearby closet in laundry room provides, even more, storage, a real bonus.  Adjacent to the kitchen is a breakfast nook large enough to seat a full family that features an aquarium window overlooking the pool area, backyard, and expansive lake view.
The kitchen and breakfast nook open to the family room that features a tray ceiling with ceiling fan.  The family room also has a pool view with a triple slider and “disappearing” corner for a unique home feature.  It has a great layout for a large screen TV and furniture placement.
This home features a wonderful split floorplan with the master suite and master bath separate from the remaining three bedrooms.  The large master suite easily fits a king bed and many furniture pieces.  It also features two plant shelves along with two walk-in closets and a wonderful view of the pool area through double sliding-glass doors.  Plantation shutters keep the light out and cover the new triple-pane Low-E window.  The master bath has a spacious Roman shower (no doors for easy cleaning) and a separate soaker tub.  The master bath also has solid surface hers and her sinks and a separate, well-lit, make-up station and mirror for her.  Master bath also has plantation shutters and a new triple-pane Low-E window. 
On the other side of the house from the master suite are bedrooms 1, 2 and 3.  Each is large enough to accommodate a queen bed.  Each bedroom features a large closet (closet in bedroom 1 measures an incredible 11’ wide!).  Each bedroom also has a new triple pane Low-E window with plantation shutters.  Bedroom 1 also has a plant shelf above the closet, and each bedroom has a ceiling fan.  The bath for Bedroom 1 features a walk-in shower with an upgraded pebble floor and solid surface sink/counter with linen closet.  This bath serves as the pool bathroom with a convenient door to the pool area.  The remaining bath features a tub/shower combination along with a solid surface sink/counter and a linen closet in the immediately adjacent hallway.
Rounding out this very livable floor plan is a newly remodeled den with designer wall molding, recessed LED lighting, upper cupboards for added storage and a new premium laminate floor. The den also has dual 8-foot French doors with full-length glass inserts with door blinds for privacy.  The den also is the beneficiary of a new triple pane Low-E window covered with plantation shutters.
The home features a 3-car garage with abundant shelving and a work bench.  The home has a tiled front porch, perfect for sitting in your rocking chair and enjoying a cold drink.

This home is a quality built Vision home in the much sought after Country Creek subdivision (http://www.countrycreekhoa.net/home.html).  There is no annual CDD charge and low HOA fee of $300/year.  Manatee County Schools with each assigned schools receiving an “A” grade.  You can see the community park from the backyard which is within easy walking distance.  Lots of room for the kids and dog to play in the backyard as the home sits on over one-half acre with a much larger feel thanks to abutting lake.

 

The home is a 1-hour drive to Tampa International Airport and 25 minutes to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.  Close to retail areas and short drive to the new University Town Center Mall (http://www.mallatutc.com/) and the Ellenton Premium Outlet shops (http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/ellenton)

 

The home contains these additional options and upgrades:

Upgraded 1 ¼” granite in kitchen
Double stepped upper cabinets in kitchen
Upgraded 42” wood upper cabinets in kitchen
Above and below cabinet fluorescent lighting in kitchen
Central vacuum with upgraded motor mounted in garage, and that is vented to the outside
Poured concrete walls – not block walls!
PebbleTec® finish in pool and spa (http://www.pebbletec.com/browse-our-products/pool-finishes/pebble-tec/ )
Wide driveway that can fit six cars that was recently power washed
Upgraded wood trim package throughout main areas with 51/4” baseboard moldings
Lennox Pure-Air® whole-hose filter on A/C unit http://www.lennox.com/products/indoor-air-quality/air-purification/pureair
Irrigation well that is low sulfur (limited smell and non-staining) (house is county water)
Radian barrier package in attic (reduces the transfer of radiant heat)
Variable speed pool pump for increased energy savings
Tile in all interior areas except bedrooms and den (laminate in non-tile areas)
LED lights in kitchen and several other locations
Garage Coach lights
Invisible fence wire installed for the perimeter of the lot
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